Name of the Fund:
Who/what does it fund?
Funding care for pets with cancer or immediately life-threatening conditions whose owners cannot afford care
Financial assistance available for individuals living in the following region(s):
San Diego County
How to apply?
To learn more or to apply for assistance, visit the FACE Foundation.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Douglas H. Thamm, Colorado State University
Although remission can often be achieved with conventional chemotherapy, relapse is common and novel approaches are needed. Survivin, a protein that promotes cell growth and inhibits cell death is found in many human and canine cancers. A high level of survivin is associated with a worse outcome for dogs with lymphoma. Researchers will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a therapeutic agent designed to inhibit the production of survivin in dogs with lymphoma. They will also evaluate how this agent affects lymphoma cell growth and death. If researchers can establish a biologically effective dose, it would provide a working dosage for future clinical trials that would combine this therapy with standard chemotherapy.
Established in 2006, The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet's emergency or critical care.